Cheesy Taco Tater Tot Casserole

Cheesy Taco Tater Tot Casserole

Cheesy Taco Tater Tot Casserole If you love the classic Tater Tot Casserole, this cheesy taco version is a must-make!  An easy dinner recipe, this one skillet meal is made with just six ingredients that you likely already have in your fridge and pantry.  Fantastic for Taco Tuesday, or anytime you're craving Tex-Mex! As a kid, my brothers and I always had our dinnertime favorites!  At the top of our list was always tacos, pizza, spaghetti and tater tot casserole.  There was something about those golden, crispy tater tots that I absolutely loved - and still LOVE to this day.  Now that I'm the one in charge of making and preparing most of our weeknight dinners, I decided to combine two of those childhood favorites - tacos and tater tot casserole - into an awesome one skillet meal.  This Continue Reading...

Easy Baked Mini Tacos

Easy Baked Mini Tacos

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mirum.  Recipe, photos and opinions are 100% my own. #ad #WinTheCrowdWM Easy Baked Mini Tacos These Easy Baked Mini Tacos will be your new favorite appetizer! Loaded with all your Tex-Mex favorites and topped with Ro*Tel, these mini tacos will be perfect for enjoying with friends at your next watch party! Who's ready to watch some hoops? As many of you know, we're big-time sports fans at our house.  My son and I are excited to fill out our brackets, and my husband even goes so far as to take time off from work to watch the first two days of the tournament. (He's done this every year since before we were married!  It's like his own personal sports stay-cation.)  As soon as the first games begin we always plan for lots of yummy snacks, like these Continue Reading...

One Pot Cheesy Italian Goulash

One Pot Cheesy Italian Goulash

One Pot Cheesy Italian Goulash In need of an easy weeknight dinner idea?  This One Pot Cheesy Italian Goulash is the perfect dinner solution and a fantastic ground beef recipe!  Made with simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry, this one skillet pasta with meat sauce is fantastic for feeding your family any night of the week!   Now that we're smack dab in the middle of the school year, we are well into our evening routine.  If we're lucky, Harrison has worked on his homework, done some reading, and maybe gone outside to play with his friends.  During this time, I'm able to put together an easy dinner that will appease everyone.   Ahhhhh.... a girl can dream!  The fact of the matter is that week nights are usually busy with Tae Kwon Do, baseball Continue Reading...

Parmesan & Mozzarella Meatball Sliders

Parmesan & Mozzarella Meatball Sliders

Football food doesn't get much better than this!  Like a mini version of a meatball sub, these amazing Parmesan & Mozzarella Meatball Sliders are the perfect party food!  Super-simple to make, this easy slider recipe is great for serving at your next watch party and also makes for a great pot-luck dish. We are most definitely a football household.  When it's football season (September through January) there is always a game on pretty much the entire weekend.  So when the season comes to a close, the Super Bowl is like a holiday for us!  We often have friends over and there is never a shortage of food, drinks and snacks!  These easy and super-yummy Parmesan & Mozzarella Meatball Sliders will definitely be on our table this Super Bowl Sunday! Because I'm all about making Continue Reading...

Hearty Chipotle Steak Chili

Hearty Chipotle Steak Chili

Let me introduce you to your new favorite chili recipe!  This Hearty Chipotle Steak Chili is an amazing dinner option that's loaded with tender sirloin steak, beans, peppers and tomatoes.  Perfect if you love a hot, delicious bowl of soup on a cold day! I personally love a hearty bowl of chili anytime the weather turns cold and blustery.  To me, soup is warm, comforting and a wonderful way to re-energize after a long day.  It's almost as if this pot of soup is wrapping its comforting arms around your body the way a mother comforts a weeping child.  Sitting in front of a bowl of this Hearty Chipotle Steak Chili is amazing for both your body and soul! This hearty soup is loaded with everything that makes chili amazing - onions, peppers, tomatoes, two types of beans, and tender, Continue Reading...

Sheet Pan Citrus Salmon & Asparagus

Sheet Pan Citrus Salmon & Asparagus

A wonderfully healthy, easy and delicious salmon recipe!  Amazing flavors of oranges, lemon and lime glaze these salmon fillets, and when roasted with asparagus spears, it quickly becomes a super flavorful one pan meal.  Healthy dinner ideas don't get much easier or delicious than this! My husband and I lived in Boise, Idaho for about 8 years.  We really loved the gem state, the people, the climate, the active outdoor culture and especially the salmon.  You initially wouldn't think of Boise, Idaho as a great place to enjoy salmon, however, with the Snake River running right through the middle of the city, you would be surprised as to how much wild-caught Sockeye Salmon appears on most restaurant menus! Now that we live across the country in Northern Virginia, I long for that fresh, Continue Reading...

Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2016

Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2016

I love nothing more than seeing what you all loved the most over the year.  I've compiled my Top 10 Reader Favorite Posts based on page views over 2016.  Ya'll really love no bake desserts, chocolate and peanut butter and blueberries!!  You're definitely my kind of people! :) You asked and I delivered!  These ten posts of 2016 were your absolute favorites, based on overall page views from January 1st, 2016 through December 30, 2016.  There was definitely a reoccurring theme - ya'll love anything with cream cheese, especially no-bake desserts, and anything with chocolate and peanut butter was definitely a bonus as well.  Creamy dinner options were also popular, as well as cheesy appetizers! I'm really looking forward to making more delicious recipes for you in 2017! Here are your Continue Reading...